Extremely Weird Places You Can Visit in Colorado [PHOTOS]
When you think Colorado, you think of mountains, valleys and gorgeous scenery. But what about the things that make you say, "What. The. *BEEP*!" Colorado has its fair share of weird places. Take a look.
From a giant blue bear, a UFO watchtower and junk galore, these things will leave you scratching your head in confusion.
Castle Among the Trees
Jim Bishop bought a parcel of land in central Colorado for $450 at the age of 15 with the intent to build a cottage. He started construction in 1969, and for almost 40 years he worked to create Bishop Castle.
One Man's Garbage is Another Man's Art
Giant Blue Peeping Tom
Known as "I See What You're Saying," this giant blue bear stands outside the Colorado Convention Center in downtown Denver as though he's peeping inside. The bear is a popular photo destination. The CCC also sells a mini Blue Bear that people take all over the world, as you can see on this Instagram hashtag page, #cccbluebear.
Beer Can + Hub Cap Castle
Who knew Colorado had so many castles? Shimmering in the sun, Cano's Castle in Antonito, Colo. was the vision of Donald "Cano" Espinoza. He built the odd-looking castle using beer cans, hubcaps and other bits of scrap metal. Espinoza sees his castle as an appreciation for surviving the Vietnam war. You may ask what his main influences were, or not, he says "Vitamin Mary Jane" and Jesus.
Colorado has an admiration of giant blue animals. Located at the Denver International Airport, travellers are greeted by this giant blue mustang with fiery red eyes. Known to most as Blucifer, and may be cursed, the 32-foot tall statue killed its creator after a piece fell on him.
Mingle Among the Aliens
Adding to the already odd list, the UFO Watchtower near Hooper, Colo. is one of those places you need to visit, just to say you've been there. Local rancher Judy Messoline created this oddity so others could see the strange lights that illuminate the skies at night. Believe or not, you'll definitely want to check out all the "vortexes" lined with rocks and junk.
Sweet Metal Folk Art
Take a trip to the strangest zoo you've ever been to. Swetsville Zoo in Fort Collins, Colo. houses animals like a normal zoo, except the animals, are creations from its owner, Bill Swets. Stories circulated that Swetsville Zoo was closing, but as far as we know it's still open.
Do you have other strange locations we need to check out?